Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of a large magnet, radio frequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body. There is no radiation used in an MRI test. MRI is often used to diagnose problems with the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).
What to Expect at Your MRI Exam
This informative video is designed to answer your questions about how an MRI works, what to expect during the exam, and what safety precautions to take when having an MR scan.
Benefits of Wide-Bore MRI Systems
Our Plainfield campus
offers a wide-bore MRI that has many benefits over traditional or open-sided MRI machines. Wide-bore MRI machines have more space from side-to-side, as well as above the head. Because the wide-bore MRI has a larger opening for the patient and a shorter,
open-bore magnet, it allows the patient's head to be outside of the
machine for many procedures.
Another benefit of a wide-bore MRI is how quiet it is while performing a test. In fact, patients are not required to wear earplugs. The quiet nature of the wide-bore MRI enables patients to have a loved one in the room with them during their exam, an option many find comforting. Click the red arrow on the animations below to better understand the benefits of a wide-bore MRI experience compared to a traditional open-sided MRI: